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Image from page 612 of “Historic towns of the Southern States” (1904)
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Title: Historic towns of the Southern States
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Powell, Lyman P. (Lyman Pierson), b. 1866
Subjects: Cities and towns
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Contributing Library: University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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vessels havins: been wreckedalong the coast between St. Augustine andCanaveral, although most of the people es-caped with their lives, they had no means ofreofaininor Fort Caroline or of leavinof thecoast for any point of refuge. Wrecked andwretched, they moved northward along thecoast, and at Matanzas, an inlet twenty milesbelow St. Augustine, they were met by Men-endez, who had returned from Fort Caroline,and was informed of their shipwreck andcondition b) natives living along the coast.Ribaut asked safe-conduct, but Menendez re-fused all overtures for terms of surrender,requiring unconditional submission to his willor clemency. The result was that, as fast asthe French were brought across the inlet insmall parties, he directed that they should allbe killed. This sad tragedy is commemoratedby the name, still borne by the inlet, Matanzas,the place of slaughter. The French Huguenots thus disposed of,Menendez proceeded to lay out and build hisproposed city. A castle and religious house
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566 St. Augustine were first constructed, the castle as a protec-tion against the Indians, or the French, shouldothers come. The castle or fort was built ofthe trunks of trees, in an octagonal shape, nearthe present fort, and the dwellings were locatedin the southern portion of the peninsula onwhich the present city stands. The shoalnessof the water on the bar was a protection againstan attack by sea, and the bay on one side, andthe Maria Sanchez Creek and St. SebastianRiver on the other made the town secureagainst an attack by land. Menendez, having secured the safety of hissettlement, returned to Spain, little dreamingof the retribution soon to fall upon his forti-fied posts on the St. Johns from the hand ofDominic de Gourgues, who, with a force ofsome two hundred and fifty men, left Francein 1568, with the purpose of avenging themassacre of his countrymen. Arriving on thecoast in April, he passed the mouth of the St.Johns and brought his three vessels into Cum-berland Sound. Here,
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